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2967. Clark William Bedwell1051 was born about 1901 in Kansas.1051 He appeared in the census in 1920 in Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas. In 1920 he was a miller employed by Wellington Mill.

• 1920 Census for Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas shows Clark W. Bedwell, age 18, a miller at Wellington Mills, and wife Nellie E., age 15 (?), born in Missouri.

• 1930 Census for Wellington, Sumner County, Kansas, taken in Apr 1930, shows Art W. Bedwell, age 29, a brakeman for the steam railroad, as head of household with: Nellie E., age 29, his wife of 11 years; son Floyd A., age 10; son Wilbur W., age 7; daughter Shirley Jean, age 3; son Lawrence W., age 10/12. They own a home worth $2000.

Nellie Elizabeth Hall1052 was born about 1905 in Missouri.1052

Her maiden name was learned from son Floyd Bedwell's listing in the California Death Index.
Clark William Bedwell and Nellie Elizabeth Hall had the following children:



Floyd Alvin Bedwell.



Wilbur Wayne (Lon) Bedwell1775 was born on 30 Mar 1923 in Sumner County, Kansas.452,1775 He died on 13 Feb 2005 in McMinnville, Warren County, Tennessee.1776

Published in the Wichita Eagle on 2/15/2005:
Wilbur Wayne "Lon" Bedwell WELLINGTON - Bedwell, Wilbur Wayne "Lon," 81, died Feb. 13, 2005. Memorial service 11 a.m. Friday, Church of Christ. Survivors: daughters, Jana Carmichael of McMinnville, TN, DeAnn Edginton of Spirit Lake, ID; brother, Virgil of Houston; sister, Shirley Craig of Wellington; 10 grandchildren.



Shirley Jean Bedwell1775 was born about 1926 in Sumner County, Kansas.1775



Lawrence W. Bedwell1775 was born in Jun 1929 in Sumner County, Kansas.1775



Virgil E. Bedwell1777 was born about 1933.1777 He died on 10 Mar 2008 in Houston, Harris County, Texas.1777

• Obituary from Wellington Daily News (Wellington, Kansas) 24 Mar 2008, found online at

Virgil E. Bedwell, 75, of Houston, Texas, passed away Monday, March 10, 2008.

He was preceded in death by his parents Clark William and Nellie Elizabeth Hall Bedwell and his four brothers, Floyd, Wilbur, Ernest and Merle Bedwell.

He is survived by his wife of 55 years, W. Marlene Bedwell of Houston, Texas; son Lon Phillip Bedwell of Houston; daughters Julie Elizabeth Perkins and husband Robert of Corpus Christi, Texas, Rebecca Ruth Besier of Houston; Jennifer Leah Duke and husband Michael of Houston; foster daughter Vivian Ann Francy of Vermont; grandchildren Jessica Renee Brown, Walker Davis Perkins, Jason Ray Bedwell, Jonathon Isaac Besier, Lauren Rachel Perkins, Jennan Huff, Michael Christopher Duke and James Robert Duke; great-grandson Elijah Cash Brown and sister Shirley Jean Craig of Wellington.

Virgil had served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. He had been an elder at Spring Woods Church of Christ.

Visitation was held Thursday, March 13, 2008 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Funeral Home with funeral services held at 10 a.m., Friday, March 14, 2008 at Woodlawn Funeral Home. Interment was at Woodlawn Garden of Memories.

Memorial donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, 2242 W. Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX 77030-2008.